Dallas residential internet coverage
If you live in the Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) metro area, chances are you’ve got access to broadband internet speeds of at least 25 Mbps. That’s great news since 21% of the US can’t stream Cowboys games at those speeds—you’re one of the lucky ones.
Dallas, Fort Worth, and many of the area’s suburbs are covered by AT&T and Spectrum. But you may find you have a few more Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to choose from depending on which neighborhood or suburb you live in. Not that those aren’t good choices—AT&T usually offers lower-priced plans and Spectrum’s internet service comes with no data caps.
(Arlington Heights, Crestwood, Linwood, Monticello, Ridgmar, and Westover Hills)
Along with AT&T and Spectrum, certain neighborhoods in Fort Worth can get their fill of all things internet with Windstream. Or get their fill with a juicy Cowtown Deluxe burger from Kincaid’s. Pardon our tummy rumbles—even the thought makes us hungry.
(North Dallas and Northwest Dallas)
If you call North or Northwest Dallas home, you’ve got a choice between Windstream, AT&T, and Spectrum.
Any of these three ISPs is a great choice for buying Mavs tickets online. But we like Windstream for no long-term contracts, AT&T for service that’s easy on the wallet, and Spectrum for a boatload of data.
Dallas–Fort Worth Suburbs
(Allen, Denton, Frisco, Garland, Irving, Plano, and Richardson)
Prefer the quiet life to the thrills of the big city? You’ve still got your choice of ISPs out in the suburbs—namely AT&T, Spectrum, and Frontier.
While Frontier doesn’t extend its service to downtown Dallas or Fort Worth, the lush green hinterlands can enjoy its internet service—which comes with a two-year price guarantee. Yes, please. Who needs Six Flags season tickets when you have a Frontier internet connection for kid-friendly entertainment?
Areas East of Dallas
In towns like Rockwall and Terrell you can sign up for AT&T, Frontier, and Suddenlink service. It’s nice to know that even if you live in a more rural part of the Dallas–Fort Worth area, you still have choices when it comes to internet.
All three ISPs will get you the speeds you need, but some of their extra perks may entice you even more. AT&T is typically the lowest-priced option, and if you opt for its 10–100 Mbps plan, it connects you to the fastest speed—up to 100 Mbps—in your area.
Frontier gives you a two-year price guarantee, so if you plan on calling the great state of Texas home for a while, there’s no need to worry about price hikes. And Suddenlink has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you have a full month to put its service to the test—and say “no thanks” if it doesn’t meet your needs.
Highest-rated internet service providers in Dallas
Of all the internet service providers (ISPs) available in the DFW area, EarthLink ranked highest for overall customer satisfaction in our 2020 ISP customer satisfaction survey, and AT&T and Spectrum came in behind, ranking sixth and seventh respectively out of 15 providers. That’s great news for North Central Texans living in Dallas—the more solid internet provider choices you have to choose from in your area, the better.
We didn’t include smaller ISPs like Grande Communications, Rise Broadband, or TierOne Networks in our survey. But local providers are often known for good customer service, so they’re still worth checking out if they’re available in your area.
Best ISPs for overall customer satisfaction in the DFW area:
Fastest Internet Service Providers in Dallas
AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Cable One offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Grande Communications offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps